10/1/11 THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – MARSHMALLOW JACK & SALLY CLASS RECAP

Apparently Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas has a huge fan base.

We were asked to design pops inspired by Jack and Sally about five months ago and as soon as we announced the class date it was full in just a couple of hours. 18 lucky fans were patiently waiting for this class and the pressure was on us to create the perfect pops to resemble their favorite characters. [Read more…]

WHY DO WE TEACH HOW TO MAKE OUR ‘MALLOWS?

This is a question that people often ask me. I’m guessing they assume that because we are the ONLY business in the United States that does marshmallow designing that I should want to keep it that way.

My answer: My goal is to popularize this beautiful art. I truly enjoy interacting with students, sharing my knowledge and seeing their creativity flourish.

   

I know that by teaching marshmallow designing competition is inevitable and I’m okay with it. I believe competition is healthy; it gives us a bit of a challenge and gives the consumer options. Plus, some people simply like doing crafty things for their friends and family. This is something easy, inexpensive and new they can do.

I encourage my fans and students to post photos of their marshmallow creations on our Facebook page or email them in to be featured on our blog. I also try to mentor them in any way I can. It would be wonderful to someday have tons of people coming up with super imaginative marshmallow designs (Something like how Bakerella has everyone giving cake pops a try).

{From left to right: Pops by Kim Crapps, Sonia Torres, and Stephanie Rangel}

Here are a few of the photos our Facebook fans have shared with us. Note: Neither of the above mentioned have taken a class from The Marshmallow Studio. They were just crafty ladies that made these on their own and wanted to share with us. Let me tell you, sometimes I even learn a thing or two from my students :)

Although I am flattered that someone would want to re-create our designs, I constantly find myself telling my students to always be original and inventive. I’d be more than happy to promote an up-and-coming designer/business as long as they are genuine and produce quality work.

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A LITTLE ABOUT ALEJANDRA {ME}

{Perhaps this should have been one of the first things to do when I founded The Marshmallow Studio but seems I forgot about myself LOL}

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the woman behind The Marshmallow Studio. My name is Alejandra Morin. First and foremost, I am a wife, a mommy, and a fun loving person. I love ice cream, cocktails, all yummy desserts and crafts. My hobbies include painting, cooking, baking, and scrapbooking. I enjoy listening to music, watching comedy movies, reading magazines and relaxing by the beach. I’m a bit of a workaholic who likes things to be perfect and organized. I put my all into everything I do and believe hard work does pay off in the end.

My little family:

My husband Kyle (AKA my graphic designer, my IT tech, my business advisor, and my partner in crime), my sons Aiden (DOB Aug. 2009) and Keiran (DOB Feb. 2011). They are the best!!! They are my motivation to keep going day after day.

Want to know more? Here is the official Bio that you can see on the website:

“With a background in event planning and a creative ability, Alejandra Morin successfully opened The Marshmallow Studio in April 2010. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island with an Associate’s Degree in Travel & Tourism Management. To quench her thirst for knowledge and work experience she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration, majoring in Meetings & Events Management. While in Las Vegas she became a top player in the nightclub industry and later for a destination management company. Yearning to be closer to the beach, her and her husband moved to San Diego where they currently reside along with their two sons.

In order to have a flexible schedule and raise their children, Alejandra learned the art of marshmallow designing from her mother and made into a business. Her goal is to popularize this art through her classes and designs so everyone can enjoy these deliciously adorable and unique new marshmallows. She wishes to soon publish a book to teach people all around the world how they too can make these fun and yummy marshmallow creations. “I want everyone to fall-in-love with marshmallows that way I have” says Alejandra.”

{RECAP} CAKE CAMP 2011

We just got back from Cake Camp 2011 in Las Vegas and I cannot wait to tell all of you how amazing Cake Camp was. We had a total blast! It was our first big show and we really didn’t know what to expect so we thought we’d give it a shot. I was thrilled to see the reaction of people when they saw our booth.

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PUTTING OUR BEST “FACES” FORWARD

Many of our students have been asking us if we sell “faces”. Although we teach how to make these in our classes, they can still be a bit challenging to make. If the demand increases we may consider adding it to our product line. We’re always taking suggestions.